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Politics and its Discontents: Apparently, Size Does Matter

Given its increasing preoccupation with boyish concerns, the Republican ‘presidential’ debates are turning out to be anything but magisterial. With a persona carried over from his reality show, Donald Trump is apparently managing to convince a lot of p… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Apparently, Size Does Matter

The Disaffected Lib: Das Auto is Awesome.

The rednecks in the state government did everything underhanded they could to keep Tennessee Volkswagen workers from going union.  It was a move that pitted the company against, not its workers, but the government.  Volkswagen had to come out and dispel the lies, announcing that it welcomed a union but it was too late . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Das Auto is Awesome.

Politics, Re-Spun: SUPPORT: Auto Unions in the US and Canada are on a Roll

With all the union busting and union bashing going on by the 1% and their compradors in government, it’s nice to see the labour movement getting some traction.

The next few days in Tennessee and Ontario could move workplace democracy and the 99% ahead significantly, with thousands of new unionized jobs to support families and . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: SUPPORT: Auto Unions in the US and Canada are on a Roll

DeSmogBlog: The Real Train Wreck: ALEC and "Other ALECs" Attack EPA Regulations

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When business-friendly bills and resolutions spread like wildfire in statehouses nationwide calling for something as far-fetched as a halt to EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, ALEC is always a safe bet for a good place to look for their origin.

In the midst of hosting its 39th Annual Meeting this week in Salt Lake . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Real Train Wreck: ALEC and "Other ALECs" Attack EPA Regulations

DeSmogBlog: States Continue To Push For Anti-Climate and Anti-Evolution Curriculum Laws

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It looks like Tennessee can add another dumb law to join the ranks of other special ones such as being able to shoot whales out of a car, marrying your cousin, and not being allowed to carry skunks into the state or electrifying your trash. It now joins Louisiana in being . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: States Continue To Push For Anti-Climate and Anti-Evolution Curriculum Laws

The Disaffected Lib: From the "They Did WHAT?" File

It wasn’t even close.   By a 28-1 margin the Tennessee state senate has approved a bill updating the state’s sex-education curriculum to declare holding hands and kissing “gateway sexual activities.”

 Since the bill specifically bans teachers from “demonstrating gateway sexual activity”, educators would be prohibited from even demonstrating what hand-holding is.

Besides if little Billy . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: From the "They Did WHAT?" File

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee

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The month of March has seen unprecedented heat and temperatures. A rational thinking, scientifically-grounded individual could only posit, "Well, hmm, I bet climate change has something to do with the fact that in Madison, WI, it is 80 degrees in mid-March. Sometimes it's 60 or 70 degrees colder than this!"

While . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee